Shocked Israeli regime fully encircled by resistance front: IRGC commander

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Zionist regime of Israel is caught off guard and fully encircled by the resistance front.

“Incidents over the past days in the occupied territories well displayed the resistance [front]’s capability in confronting the Zionists’ military power and revealed the Zionist regime’s faulted defense system,” the IRGC deputy commander for political affairs, Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, said on Saturday.

The Zionist regime is under pressure both from inside the occupied territories and from international public opinion, he added, noting that the situation is changed in favor of Palestine and the resistance front.

“The Zionist regime has no capability at all to change the situation in its own favor, and based on realities on the ground, the process of the Zionists’ decline has gained momentum,” the IRGC commander said.

Javani added that the fake and usurping Israeli regime has been facing unprecedented developments in the occupied territories and the Gaza Strip during recent days.

The regime has forcefully occupied territories and is now under pressure from the main owners of these lands, he said, adding, “The future belongs to the Palestinian people and the resistance front and the Zionist regime has no fate but destruction.”

He emphasized that resistance front in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the entire region fully supports the Palestinian people in their confrontation with the Israeli regime.

Gaza and other Palestinian territories have been simmering with anger over Israel’s land grab policies in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds as well as the regime’s desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque complex, the third holiest site in Islam.

The tensions spiraled into a broader conflict between Gaza and Israel on Monday, days after the regime in Tel Aviv launched a heady-handed crackdown on Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque during the final days of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Since then, the Israeli military has been launching large-scale airstrikes across Gaza, razing homes and civilian infrastructure to the ground. The regime’s artillery and tanks have also been targeting the blockaded coastal enclave.

Despite international calls for an immediate halt of all hostilities, including from United Nations chief Antonio Guterres, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that the offensive against the Gaza Strip will continue.

At least 139 Palestinians, including 39 children and 22 women, have been killed and about 1,000 others injured in Gaza in the Israeli regime’s latest round of aggression.

Palestinian resistance fighters have been responding to Israel’s aggression through massive barrages of rockets and missiles. They have also brought drones into the equation.

Much to Israel’s surprise, rocket launches have largely overwhelmed the regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile systems and hit several cities across the occupied territories, leaving eight people dead and dozens of others injured so far.

Hamas military wing, Qassam Brigades, and other resistance factions launched dozens of missiles after a number of Palestinians were killed in fresh Israeli aggression in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip. 

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